Is chocolate really a fruit?

 Chocolate lovers rejoice – the love of your life is a fruit! Well, that is according to Chris and Lynn Jahnke’s light-hearted theory. “Chocolate is made from seeds of cocoa fruit, so in my mind that clearly makes chocolate a fruit,” joked Chris. “And are we not encouraged to eat more fruit?” he asked of […]


Savour top food on railway journey

Pumpkin and Spinach Filo served with seasonal salad and Balsamic Dressing along with Caramel Mousse for dessert – I’ve never tasted railway food this good! I’d boarded the Spirit of Queensland at Maryborough West the evening before bound for North Queensland and barely had time to settle when staff delivered Beef Medallion with roasted potato […]

Relish Fraser Coast

A tipple or three kick-starts Relish Festival

“You’ll be taking your life into your own hands,” joked Jenny as I arrived at this year’s Relish Fraser Coast food and wine festival in Maryborough. “What do you mean?” I asked. “At the free wine tasting stalls, people are lined up six deep and it’s each for their own!” Jenny waived her free wine glass above […]

Blueberry & White Chocolate Muffins

ONE OF life’s greatest pleasures is to relax in the garden, with a cup of coffee and a good book.  To add an extra element of indulgence, I love to whip up a batch of these family favourites – my Blueberry and White Chocolate Muffins.  Either fresh out of the oven or reheated later on, […]

Say ‘I Love You’ With a Chocolate Sapote

By Julie-Ann Bradwyn, 05/02/12 IT IS so frustrating how everything goes up around Valentines Day, with roses tripling or quadrupling in price. How then, do you find a way of showing your appreciation of a loved one without being caught up in the commercialism of the day or paying an arm and a leg?  If […]